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Offical Dress

Official FFA Dress

The most recognizable symbol of the organization is the blue corduroy jacket that is worn by current FFA members. Originally created to be worn by the Fredericktown Band of the Fredericktown FFA Chapter by Dr. Gus Lintner[5] the Official FFA Jacket was adopted in 1933 as the Organization's Official Dress. Official Dress for members is as follows:

Males [6]

  • Black dress pants. (No; jeans (blue or black), leather, pleather, etc.)
  • White dress shirt and official FFA tie.
  • Black dress shoes with a closed heel and toe. (No boots, sandals, open-toed shoes or tennis shoes.)
  • Black socks.
  • Official FFA jacket zipped to the top.

Females [6]

  • Black skirt.
  • Skirt is to be at least knee length, hemmed evenly across the bottom * Black slacks may be appropriate for traveling and outdoor activities.
  • White collared blouse and official FFA blue scarf.
  • Black dress shoes with a closed heel and toe (No boots, sandals, open-toed shoes or tennis shoes.)
  • Black nylon hosiery.
  • Official FFA jacket zipped to the top.

Members through their time in the FFA work to earn metal pins to place on their jackets[7] Awards include contests pins and proficiency awards. There should never be more than 3 pins on the front of the jacket. Pins that can be below the student's name includes the highest office, highest award, and Discovery, Greenhand, Chapter degrees. The State and American degrees are the only ones that can be above the name if not on a 15"- 20" official FFA degree chain. If a member has earned the State or American FFA degree no other pins should be displayed. No other pins should be displayed either way in these cases. If the member holds the American Degree the state degree should also be removed.

Over the years, FFA jackets have come in many forms and colors. Changing suppliers and newer design specifications allowed the jacket to fit appropriately and the color to be national blue, with a corn gold emblem. Efforts by the National FFA, under the campaign "Only Blue Will Do," redesigned the FFA jacket to its original crisp blue color.[5] In addition, the cost of the jacket was lowered, and original design elements were restored, such as specialized stitching. All new jackets now are produced to strict standards of quality.[